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>> cbs news election night coverage continues. here again is scott pelley. >> the polls have just closed in three more states in this presidential election including the swing state, everybody will be watching tonight the state of ohio and another swing state, north carolina. no projections in either of those states or in virginia yet. another big battleground state, but let's look at the polls that the presidential race map as it stands right now. the state that you see in blue, the state of vermont, is the president's first win today. mitt romney, we project, will be the winner in indiana, kentucky, and in west virginia. the states that you see in white are states where the polls had now closed, but we do not yet have enough information on which to base a projection. as we were saying, mitt romney has just picked up the state of west virginia. now, you may be looking at this and saying, wait a minute, that shows us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vot
over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won this wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to c
from our campaign 2012 team begins now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from cbs news election headquarters. >> pelley: good evening. there is no more important day on the american calendar than this one: election day. voters in every state are choosing a president after one of the tightest races ever. in just a few hours, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan cr
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his depar ture. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f business, uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian without does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her hu
. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it al
at christmastime. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in a tucson, arizona, courtroom, former congresswoman gabriel giffords cape face to face today with the man who tried to kill her. 24-year-old jared loughner. in january of last year, loughner, mentally ill and armed with a semiautomatic pistol, tried to assassinate giffords, raising his gun to her head and firing. then he kept shooting, killing six, wounding 13. loughner pleaded guilty, and today a federal judge sentenced him to seven life terms, one for each of the dead, plus one more for attempting to kill a member of congress. john blackstone was in the courtroom. >> reporter: loughner sat in the courtroom as one by one, victims rose to speak. congresswoman gabby giffords ask her husband, mark kelly, stood side by side. loughner look toward him as kelly said, "mr. loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place." giffords did not speak but stood fully upright, her paralyzed
short. millions spend another night in the dark but help is on the way. our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door checking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark.
according to cbs news.com there are still a couple hundred thousand votes separating the two men as president obama has taken the electoral college votes. >> let's take a look at what is happening below the presidential ballot line. so many key issues across the nation and key positions at stake. >> yeah. some interesting things going on. one of the most closely watched senate races. elizabeth warren has won against scott brown in massachusetts. that is mitt romney's home state and he lost there tonight as well. in missouri, claire mac cast skill cast kill retained her seat. in indiana, that republican congressman who made headlines by appearing to suggest that rape could be part of god's plan. richard mourdock lost. in connecticut, linda mcmahon who spent millions of her own money lost to democrat chris murphy. colorado, a marijuana leaguization initiative -- legalization initiative is doing well there. its supporters cannot exhale yet. still more votes to be counted. in massachusetts some marijuana piece of ledgelation is also doing well. -- legislation is also doing well. demo
, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that general petraeus visited libya last month and called several members of congress the week before he resigned to give him his assessment ever the attack. randall -- of the attack. ran disal pinkston, cbs news -- randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> the f.b.i. began investigating petraeus after a woman said broadwell was sending her harassing e- mails. >>> parades marked veterans day on sunday from coast to coast. at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan
. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 12, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harass emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. kelly went to the fbi after receiving emails from broadwell. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last friday. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their
information. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, of november 9th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those wh
. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednesday by roanoke college gives allen a five-point edge but another poll released the same day by cbs news, the "new york times," and quinn anyipiac university was also released. tim kaine revved up the crowd. a relationship kaine's opponent, george allen is trying to portray as bad thing. >> we want those dreamers. >> repor
the gas. we'll pump it for them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, two years, $2 billion. now it's your turn. the long, expensive presidential race is down to its final hours. national polls show that it's dead even, but in the few swing states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decide whether there is enough evidence to court-martial bales. john blackstone has been covering in the courtroom. >> reporter: staff sergeant bales watched the video feed from afghanistan show nothing reaction as ten afghans told of the night their two villages were awakened by gunshots. nine of the murder victims were children. the massacre was one of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest
. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of justice one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced by withering criticism. >> they got generato
: to the people who depend on him. >> we appreciate that. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >>> a follow up to the search of two young brothers who were swept away by storm waters in new york, thursday they were found dead. the blaudies of 2-year-old brandon and 4-year-old conor moore were found in a marsh. the boys were swept from their mother's arms as she tried to escape to safety. >>> the coast guard suspected its four-day ship of the "uss bounty." he went down with the ship when it sank early monday morning. they were hoping rich could survive in the survival suit. >>> hurricane sandy was so big and traveled so far, its impact reached the midwest. as the cleanup continues in northeast ohio, about 89,000 people remain without power for a fourth day. that's down from more than 250,000. many took refuge in centers. >> i got this note on my cell phone from the code red saying this was available and i thought, it has to be a lot warmer than my house. >> many electric companies are trying to restore power by the weekend. >>> hurricane sandy may just actually be the start, th
analysts say it could take another week. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> half of the gas stations in that entire area are closed. that's due to lack of power, the gas trucks can't reach the stations either the refill -- to refill the tanks when they're empty. >>> service along amtrak is slowly returning to normal along the northeast corridor but still no service to new york city. amtrak is attempting to have the service to the city restored by friday. the removal of water under the hudson and east rivers is continuing and any track repairs which may be needed are expected to happen today. a schedule for friday trains is also expected to be released later today. >>> there is an urgent call from the red cross for blood donations in the wake of the storm. about 300 blood drives were canceled because of sandy across the country. if you're interested in helping keep up supplies contact the american red cross. and sandy caused a lot of devastation and can there are people -- and there are people up can down the coast who northeast -- and down the coast who need help. here at wusa9 we're
sponsored by cbs third with lying to congress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what b.p. knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking. supervisors on deepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and donald vidrine, failed to call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. instead, they allowed work on the well to continue. the gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder: >> this is an indication, and i hope perhaps a vindication, that we have shown and the company has admitted that as a result of their actions, people died there unnecessarily. >> reporter: federal authorities also charged former b.p. vice president david rainy with lying to investigators about the amount of oil leaking from the well. according to the indictment, rainy insisted 5,000 barrels of oil were leaking
this... into something like this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that base they accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about g
the state on sunday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> the obama campaign called the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. however, the democrats do plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. >>> and howard is coming up next with your weekend forecast. we'll be right back. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's called bistro bites. so if your dog has allergies, if your dog needs to be gluten- free, then you need to get bistro bites, i'd like to introduce valerie perlowitz. the owner of bistro bites, how did this come abo
for cbs news, capitol hill. >> now more comprehensive tax reform could be put off till the new year. get this. a new poll shows 51% of americans, a majority, do not believe the congress and white house will get that deal done. >>> a six-month old baby girl found alone in a motel room and tests positive for cocaine. all this according to fredricksburg.com. the toddler was found tuesday night at the motel 6 on warrenton road in fredricksburg. the girl's mother kristin fay clark showed up about an hour after the deputies got there and was arrested. deputies also found a crack pipe in the room. clark is apparently pregnant with another child. >>> your next commute could be a little less congested. the 495 express lanes from braddock road to tysons corner will be open tomorrow. santa claus was out there today giving it a test drive. there he is. anybody who has an e-zpass or smarttag will be able to use the lanes. of course you'll be charged a toll. if you're driving with more than three people, consider getting a flex pass. that will allow you to ride for free. what do you think about the ne
carrying their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead heat. today president obama and mitt romney are off on an intense final day blitz of those critical day states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their introduce misses, attack each other, they got to be tired but looking at them over the weekend they are still going strong. president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also in ohio mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up
the presidential race, the candidates campaign in the final days to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and back up batteries and generate ors are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the sub station explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the a
's not leaving this parking lot and he's not getting back inside the church. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of
, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. anot
and evil was not going to leave. captioning snsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home with the story playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board
are counting on a big election day turnout. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> states affected by superstorm sandy are struggling to make sure all their residents get a chance to vote. new york has assigned 143,000 people to new polling places. new jersey is allowing voters to e-mail and faction ballots. -- and fax ballots. and the national guard is setting up mobile voting booths in disaster areas. >>> it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early for this election. that is more than 10% of the district's registered voters. and it is more than double the number of early voters in the september 2010 primary. >>> wusa is appealing a fcc decision, requiring this station to let pro and the life independent candidate randall terry buy commercial time. fcc rules require stations to give reasonable access to the ads of candidates for federal office. terry is on the presidential ballot in west virginia, but not in maryland, virginia or the district. in its brief to the fcc, wusa art its signal does not reach west virginia, and therefore it should not be required to run te
. the holland tunnel has reopened for commercial vehicles and buses. cbs news, staten island, new york. >>> now a bit more on that canceled marathon. the folks who were helping with the race have shifted their focus. now they're helping out of town runners who no longer need their hotel rooms to donate those rooms to families who have been displaced by the storm. we want to know what you think. was new york city right by canceling that marathon? a lot of folks had already gone up there if they were going to do that shouldn't it have been done days ago? drop us a line, mailbag@wusa9.com. we may get to your comments on the air monday evening. >>> okay, how does $50 for five gallons of gas sound? well, that is what some drivers in seaside heights, new jersey are paying, and that's after they went in line for four hours. more than a million people across the state are still without power, and that means no heat and the temperatures are going down. we take a live look outside right now. our own temperatures are none too warm. topper in the weather center. what can we expect? >> it's going to be chil
. >> reporter: finding a solution in a lame duck congress could prove complicates. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the budget office report says that if congress cannot find that solution and the fiscal cliff happens, unemployment would increase back up to 9.1%. >>> virginia's governor isn't waiting, bob mcdonnell already making plans in case we fall off the fiscal cliff. he's ordering all department heads to prepare to cut their budgets by 4%. >> transportation, health, the dmv, you name it. every state agency is being told to get ready. gary nuremberg has more. >> reporter: if those 4% cuts actually happen, state legislators say it is education that gets hit hard. that its transportation that gets hit hard. >> right now we don't have the money we need to invest and this will make things worse. >> reporter: on across the board cuts -- >> the impacts will be severe and you're talking about a budget that already has been cut significantly over the last four years or so. to the point where we are cutting into the bone of our human services. >> reporter: they react to federal cuts whe
of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. most of the country is looking forward to election day, or at the least, looking forward to the campaign being over. but in large parts of the northeast, it is still the aftermath of the storm that is in the forefront of many people's thoughts. at least 110 are dead, more than 2 million are still without power. close to 1 million in new york city alone. 80% of new york city subway service has been restored, but it may be days before gas shortages are rer stored and the national guard has been called in to keep order at gas stations. the storm has caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, plus an estimated $50 billion in economic losses to the region. the state of new jersey was hit hardest, and for more on that, we're going to ben tracy in tuckerton beach, good morning, ben. >> reporter: goo
, cbs news, chicago. >>> and it looks like voter turnout is huge for the presidential election and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiting in line for hours in order to cast their ballots. bruce johnson joins us now from american elementary school in northwest washington. -- from merch elementary school in northwest washington. >>reporter: hi, jc, we're off reno road in northwes washington. the precinct 33, merch elementary school turnout all morning long has been brisk. most people here voting by paper ballot, some 700 paper ballots have been cast by late morning. now, obviously the presidential race, obama/romney is driving a lot of this traffic, but also you've got some highly- contested local races. incumbents michael brown facing stiff challenges. you've got a couple of charter issues that are extremely important here. one of them says that people convicted of felonies can no longer seek public office. you might think that's a stretch, well, we've had two councilmembers who have pled guilty to felonies, one serving prison time rig
tomorrow. susan mcginniss, cbs news, washington. >>> today a fairfax county judge is expected to offer a ruling on a lawsuit over new rules when it comes to poll workers in virginia. the rule stipulates that poll watchers cannot leave their seats or talk to voters inside the voting sites. both parties have poll watchers which are typically there to answer questions about ballots. >>> more than 5 2,000 dcvoters voted early. early voting turnout was more than double those in 2010. >>> at 4:35, here's a look at some other things making news now. a preliminary report on the deadly crash of an atlanta police helicopter is due out this week. saturday night the chopper hit the top of a power line pole before crashing onto the street. two officers on board were killed. they were searching for a nine-year-old run away, who was later found unharmed. >>> an absolutely awful story out of pittsburgh. the death of a three-year-old boy at the pittsburgh zoo is now under investigation. a toddler fell into the exhibit for african dogs. 11 dogs surrounded this little boy and attacked and killed him. inv
out for him. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> president may be optimistic but wall street is let acting poorly to -- reacting poorly to his re-election. right now the dow is down 311.5 points. it's fluctuating there. and financial experts say markets around the world have declined amid concerns the president and congress will struggle to work out a budget deal by january 1st. >>> it was a narrow victory but a win is a win in virginia for democrats. and today many may wonder why it took so long for the commonwealth to declare a winner in last night's presidential election. huge lines are part of the reason. at one point, polling -- at one polling spot in dumfries pollers waited up to four hours to cast their ballots. >> i've been voting for 20 years and never missed an election and i wasn't going to miss this one just because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> this was the longest line i've ever seen. >> some people left without voting but most stuck around to find -- to cast their vote and told us it was definitely worth it. >>> the candidates for u.s. senate in virginia didn't have
. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 301 and swanson road. a spokes person with the prince georges county school system tells us 32 kids were on that bus at the time. but all of their injuries are considered minor. >>> some religious holidays are holier than others and a montgomery county school district that's true. the county will not close for muslim holidays. muslim asked -- they'll track attendance to see if that move might make sense for somet
. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for military officers. >>> we're following news of an oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. the u.s. coast guard says at least two people were killed and two others are missing. four people were rushed to the hospital. this happened off the coast of louisiana just a short while ago. the explosion comes a day after bp oil agreed to pay $4.5 billion for the deepwater horizon oil rig disaster that occurred 2 1/2 years ago. >>> well, the missing child that sparked an amber alert this morning has been found. 18-month-old alexis rose carwile and her mother, jennifer, were found around 6:30 in atlanta, maryland. both are safe. the father, eric eugene black was taken into custody earlier this morning. the alert was triggered last night from halifax county, virginia. >>> a surprise verdict declared in the buoy state murder trial. alexis simpson, the you
the top. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican ho
, the majority supporting president obama. demand it at the ballot box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of be folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight disrupting roads and air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. look it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november, for example in central park about four inches fell. here at rock
to testify at some point in the future. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> he told friends he had no romantic involvement with jill kelly and only saw her with her husband. >>> syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reach add preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group to present a united front. >>> president owe wam ma honored the nation -- obama honored the nation's veterans with a traditional wreath laying ceremony. he said it's intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back u.s. troops who are now coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops officially fighting
one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas sites. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed in gaza since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >> i hope had a mazz and other terrorist organizations in gaza got the message. if not israel is prepare
for cbs news, new york. >>> in health news, race plays a role in surviving breast cancer. a new report from the centers for disease control finds black women with breast cancer have a 40% higher risk of dying than white women with the disease. researchers say black women with breast cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease. it says the women do not have the same access to preventive care and higher quality treatment. >>> a team of researchers from around the worlds that discovered a gene which nearly triples the risk of alzheimer's disease. doctors don't know why the gene increases chances of getting it but the finding could one day lead to a test which identifies people at risk for alzheimer's. >>> british researchers are linking sun exposure during pregnancy to multiple sclerosis. babies born after the summer months had a lower risk of developing the disease. researchers say pregnant mothers get more sunlight during the summer increasing their baby's vitamin d levels. they subject pregnant women -- they suggest pregnant women take vitamin d supplemen
companies on their handling of hurricane sandy. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 15, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary a the director of t
on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. we want to get right to the story in the middle east. , israel continuing to amass troops on the period with gaza. three israelis are dead, more than 50 wounded by rocket fire. the airstrikes go on. the question now, will the israelis send their ground troops into gaza? we're going first this morning to alan pizzey who is in tel aviv. allen. >> reporter: good morning, bob. overnight the israelis continued to pound positions in gaza. they've expand their operation away from just purely military targets into the hamas infrastructure. interestingly overnight hamas did not send any rockets into israel but they started again when dawn broke and around about lunchtime here in tel aviv, two long-range missiles were aimed at tel aviv, intercepted by the iron dome system, a new system the israelis put in that detects and interprets rockets in the air. it's been fairly successful. here in tel aviv you wouldn't know anything is going on. the siren
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> mason: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm anthony mason. after another day of air strikes and rocket attacks, israel and hamas are inching closer to a ground war in gaza. the palestinian militant group has fired more than 450 rockets at israel this this week. three israelis have been killed in the attacks. in response, the israeli air force has pounded hamas targets killing at least 28 palestinians, including some children. air raid sirens sounded today in major cities, including jerusalem and tel aviv. allen pizzey is there. >> reporter: nearly 100 rockets fired from gaza made it into israel today, sending people running for shelters. and for the first time ever, a missile reached the edge of jerusalem. the growing threat from hamas is pushing israel closer to a ground war. israeli troops and armor are massing along the board we are gaza. 16,000 reservists have already been called up and the cabinet approved plans that could raise that to 75,000. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his government was prepared to expand i
he won't have to rely on antibiotics as much. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >>> cross' in -- researchers say high blood glucose levels associated with describe can damage the nerves -- diabetes can damage the nerves which people use to hear. it's independent of the effects of aging or noisy environments. >>> researchers in canada say there's no need to fast before taking blood tests to determine blood cholesterol levels. they found results on patients who did not fast were accurate as long as the doctors knew the hour of the patient's last meal. >>> you're trying to quit smoking? well, there may be an app for that some day. resevers in new zealand say smartphones could be a new tool to help smokers quit. they found smokers who received motivational text messages are more likely to stay away from cigarettes. that's kind of interesting. >>> time now for the question of the morning. >> what word most married couples use to describe their spouse? is it a, understanding, b, stubborn, c, forgetful? >> they don't sound very nice. log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to
, cbs news, rockaway beach, new york. >> now remember at the height of sandy there were nine million people without power. they sure don't need this. hundreds of flights were canceled and even travel waivers were given before the latest storm came out. that's because last week hurricane sandy damaged the computer landing systems in new york and new jersey. they help planes land in low visibility. for even future weather on bad days expect cancellations and delays in the region until the problems are fixed. >>> after tuesday lots of questions about the future of life in maryland were answered. the passage of question 7 clears the way for table games and a sixth casino in prince george's county. yesterday, the maryland lottery gaming and control commission said rules for table games could be in place by the end of the year. they also said casinos could start adding them early next year. but that new casino in prince george's county. it probably won't be a reality until 2016. on the issue of same sex marriage in the state, officials will begin issuing marriage license applications on ja
issues. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says the president will veto any bill that extends tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >>> state and local governments are preparing for the fiscal cliff. virginia's governor directed all state agencies to identify 4% of their budget to cut out. that would affect northern virginia schools, of course, 14% of the fairfax county school budget coming from the state that. would be impacted. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. i think especially given the fact that we feel the state is underfunding us now. so to take anything from that would not be good. >> so in addition to the school budgets that would be affected we're talking about massive layoffs that would lead to vacant buildings and a reduction in commercial tax revenue, a large source of funding for local governments, more reasons than we need to avoid this fiscal cliff. >>> following mitt romney's sound defeat top republican officials take stock of what went wrong. members of the gop tell the washington
in their faces. >> she says she's happy with her weight and happier with her family. cbs news, new york. >> surgeons stress it's very important for you to do research and figure out which surgery is right for you. and whatever you choose, they say probably wait 12 to 18 months after the surgery before you get pregnant. >> incredible video for you out of washington state where a busted dam is turning roads into rivers. flooding 4 acres of houses, bodes, land. all cause the beaver thing went bad. >> that's not good. >> closer to home keeping an eye on the noreaster. and we have the man chief meteorologist topper shutt here now. >> talk about that and battleground weather. it's pretty quiet for election day. we get pretty big storms in november. let's start with the battleground states. nevada and colorado. and really can't ask for much better than this. 70s. reno. eli, 83 and sunshine. sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. 65 in denver. a little different story up in the great lakes and back into iowa. nothing crazy bad. light rain or snow in wisconsin. rain. sunshine in sue city and clo
is to keep up this new way of living for the rest of their lives. cbs news, new york. >> and it is estimated that more than 78 million adults in this country are obese, though it's a tough challenge, indeed. >>> all right, sir, the weather is cold and clammy and it is not going to get any warmer? >> no. we'll take that. but it was kind of late march today and then november, it is kind of like march. high was only 53. average high was 54, well below the average. we'll start with a live look outside. it's the weather cam and a nice night. couple sprinkles that are on their way out. we're down to 51. dew points in the mid-30s. so it will drop, you know, into the 30s and low 40s tonight. relatively chilly. pressure is rising, 2.972. winds are now out of the northwest at 7. which by the way, it's generally a drying wind. here's a look at the radar with a couple sprinkles rolling across montgomery county and all the way across i-95 and the baltimore washington park way. right now we have leftover showers out in fairfax. it is very light and it will be on out of here in the next hour. but a couple
tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers returning to washington want the hear what he has to -- to hear what he has to say about the giddily attack on the -- deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house says the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation. and the president thinks highly of general allen's work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, anita back to you. >> the details just keep coming. thanks danielle. the f
to the white house this afternoon. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> people across the entry erupted in spontaneous celebration when the victory was announced. >> bruce johnson was live along u. street in northwest. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the middle of u. street in northwest and you should have been here last night. this place erupted when barack obama was declared the winner. [ cheering and applause ] how are you feeling? >> awesome. >> how you feeling? >> amazing. re-election! >> i love it. >> so much on the line and i'm just grateful to be out here tonight celebrating our president for another term. >> we are in -- >> thrilled. >> we never lost hope. >> there was a moment where we were just very unsure. very nervous and very unsure, but came 11:00 we just knew. >> i'm really excited obama four more yores, i'm -- years, i'm really excited. >> extremely close. i was -- i was very nervous. you knew -- all along. no doubts here. >> reporter: there were lots of tweets in the area -- police in the area. they responded and sealed off the streeted to make sure -- streets to
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